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Old 02-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
jdbski OP
old but getting younger
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Oddometer: 450
Originally Posted by rdwalker View Post
Puked oil? That means that likely only a seal went. If you are lucky, no mechanicals failed and you are not facing high costs.

There are several items that could fail, so the cost will vary. If you are very lucky, it is the big seal on the side of the FD (surrounding the opening) - a not uncommon issue on the R12GS. This is very inexpensive, you just pop out the bad one and knock a new one in. Even I could do that... (Though I paid the dealer a bit under $200 four years ago, when my '06 GS had about 38k on the odometer).

Other seals are much more elaborate. Before asking for costs, you'll need to determine what happened.
Good to know. I suspect something had to have happened to a bearing somewhere as i got a wobbly feeling when it went, which is why i pulled over to inspect everything in the first place. The potential good news is that i did not find any metal in the fluid that i removed when i took it off the bike. and only minor stuff attached to the speed sensor too.

So the dealer has it and will call when he cracks it open. I will post the outcome when i hear the news.
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